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June 23, 2014

James Brown biopic due in theaters on Aug. 1

The film about the SC native looks at the best and worst moments in his life

The biopic of singer James Brown, “Get on Up,” is set for release on Aug. 1.

The film looks at the life of the Barnwell, S.C.-born singer, who rose from Augusta, Ga., to the top of the charts with his funk-tinged R&B. Chadwick Boseman, a native of Anderson, stars at the Godfather of Funk.

The movie, made by the producers of “The Help,” also stars Octavia Spencer, S.C. native Viola Davis, Craig Robinson and Dan Akroyd.

Watch the trailer here:

For more on the movie, visit the movie’s website here.

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